Do you have trouble falling asleep? You're certainly not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, insomnia affects roughly 50% of American adults aged 60 and older. Even if you're younger, you've likely faced a sleepless night or two Thankfully, there are science-backed tips that can help speed up the process of getting some shut-eye. Experts believe lowering the temperature in your bedroom could get you to sleep sooner, because it will help lower your core body temperature. That, in turn, will help your body create the processes involved in falling asleep. More tips include turning off your phone, hiding your clock, taking a warm shower, and wearing socks to bed.